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Community Conversations to be Held to Discuss Educational Excellence for Hispanics


Juan Sepulveda, director of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, will travel over the following week to communities in the Northeast region of the U.S., where he will learn about the various Hispanic communities in that area.
The trip will include visits with community leaders, elected officials and educators.  He will host a town hall-style Community Conversation to gain public input on the status of Hispanic education. The following is the schedule of the upcoming Community Conversations:
  • Friday, Aug. 28, 2009
Bunker Hill Community College
A 300 Auditorium
250 New Rutherford Ave
Boston, Mass.
Session one: 9 a.m.
Session two: 12:45 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 31, 2009
New York Area
LaGuardia Community College
E-Building - The Atrium at LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, N.Y.
Session one: 9 a.m.
Session two: 10:45 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009
Community College of Philadelphia
Winet Student Life Building, Great Hall, Room s2.19
1700 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, Pa.
Session one: 9 a.m.
Session two: 12:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009
Bridgeport, CT.
              Housatonic Community College
      Events Center, Room 214, Beacon Hall Building
      900 Lafayette Blvd
      Bridgeport, Conn.
Session one: 9:30 a.m.
Session two: 12:45 p.m.
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans was created by Executive Order on Sept. 24, 1990, to improve federal efforts to promote quality education for Hispanic Americans. Sepulveda is visiting Hispanic communities to gain input prior to updating the executive order later this year.

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